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federal law defines marriage as between a man and a woman and allows the government to deny federal assistance such at social security survivor benefits to same sex couples even if they're legally married. several lower courts have struck down the law as a violation of the constitution's equal protection clause but thomas peters of the national organization for marriage says there's no right to same sex marriage in the institution. >> the federal government and our elected officials through congress have a responsibility and right to protect marriage as a union of one man and one woman. we hope the supreme court will follow the precedent and respect the wishes of the representatives of the officials in congress. >> they did not say which of the ten same sex marriage cases on its docket it plans to take up. that news could come as early osmond. but whichever cases it chooses legal experts say this supreme court term is likely to have a profound influence on the future of same sex marriage. chip reed, cbs news the supreme court. >> a federal judge is considering whether to block calif
. and the final draft includes a bigger role for islamic sharia law and empowers the state to protect morals. but there's no specific guarantee of equality for women, and all of those things have angered many egyptian liberals. nevertheless, mr. morsi said this evening that he will put that draft constitution to a referendum, a popular vote, in just 15 days' time. >> holly, what can the opposition do? >> reporter: well, president morsi's opponents are in a difficult situation because he has played a very clever hand. there's a good chance that the constitution will pass at the referendum, because some egyptians like it and other egyptians feel that any constitution is better than no constitution when egypt desperately needs stability. and even if the draft doesn't pass the popular vote, mr. morsi will still have his expanded new powers. his opponents are talking about disrupting the referendum. they're talking about civil disobedience, and beyond that, there may be very little they can do. meanwhile, the military, which has repeatedly interfered in pol tibs during egypt's democratic transiti
by president mubarak's islamist allies, so on the one hand, it gives islamic law a bigger role in government. but on the other hand, a clause that specifically guaranteed equality for women was removed. today i spoke with an egyptian blogger and she told me she's worried that this draft constitution could be used to violate her rights. >> you take your salary from my taxes. you have no right to tell me how to live my life, how to dress, how to talk. you have no right to put me in jail because i'm expressing on opinion on the internet or in the streets and this is what they did in the constitution. >> pelley: holly, with so much opposition, what are the chances that president morsi is going to get this constitution through an election? >> well, mr. morsi is making a political gamble. he is betting that a majority of egyptians will vote for this draft constitution. and if he's right, then president morsi will tighten his grip on power. if he's wrong, if egyptians reject this proposed constitution then they're also rejecting mr. morsi's islamist vision for egypt. >> pelley: holly williams in ca
and she issued the policy change today. >> that's been some confusion and we have been approached by law enforcement up and down the state asking for clarity. >> reporter: she issued a bulletin to all law enforcement agencies in california. if i.c.e. asks someone to detail someone they don't have to. she believes the program called security community or s-com is voluntary, not mandatory under the law. currently it requires a police send fingerprints to the department of homeland security whenever they arrest someone. the change now is that if i.c.e. wants to detain them, local law enforcement does not have to keep them in custody. >> i want that rape victim to be sure in knowing if she waves down a police officer in a car that's driving by, she will be protected. >> i think it is a great step. but i'm not sure how quickly the message will be dispersed in the community. >> reporter: jackie gonzalez says she has dozens of bay area clients on the verge of being deported and they are victims. she says this change in policy could have helped a 16 victim she calls ava. >> and once they determi
girl in oakland. the 16-year-old girl walked away from the fred finch youth center tuesday. federal law prevents staff members from stopping her but they followed her until she got in the area of the fruitvale bart station where she disappeared. she wasn't seen again for two days when a drive found her aboard a bus in san francisco. could she had bruising around the neck where the suspect tried to strangle my daughter. >> the suspect was 36 and was arrested yesterday. alameda county prosecutors could charge him today. >>> police are looking for a man who lobbed a walgreens of narcotics in palo alto. a surveillance camera captured images of the suspect. police say he asked for oxycontin and showed a gun. the suspect is a white man in his 20s about 6 feet tall with short cropped hair. he wore a white hat with a seattle seahawks logo on it. >>> plans to reduce firefighting service will be the focus of a meeting at the contra costa county fire protection district. among the actions being considered closing several fire stations. the district has to cut back after measure q failed to get a t
because somebody says my next door neighbor's brother-in-law is a lawyer you should talk to him. make sure you fine yourself a good lawyer, good financial analyst and take their advice very early on. >> your advice is to wait a while before you claim the prize, to get some people in place around you, a lawyer, a financial team, et cetera. >> it's a good idea. you got to do a couple of things. first thing do you is sign the ticket when it shows up here. the reason is it's the ticket that's the winner. you want to make sure that there's no question. there's a lot of people that would love to get their hands on that ticket. sign it, put it in a safe place. the safe place is not a shoe box in your closet. get to your local bank. bust take some time to settle in. get your team in place, make sure you know what's going on here, get the advice. you don't have to run out and tell everybody because what you'll get, everybody in the world will be after you saying hey why don't you share some of your wealth with us. take some time and get things sorted out with the team. >> the most complicated thing
. >> reporter: university of san francisco law professor peter is shooting a film project on the detention center. he's been to guantanamo and interviewed dozens of former inmates. he said moving the detainees stateside would make a difference. >> it could make the difference and maybe finally they will get a trial. >> i think americans would be on edge. >> reporter: but some people say the prospect of bringing terrorists to the u.s. pours salt into deep wounds of 9/11. >> the aftermath feels fresh, even though it's been years, and to have them, in essence, living on the same soil, it's just uncomfortable. >> reporter: the report says guantanamo bay detainees could be held in six facilities that are only half full and the centers would have to be modified first to improve security but the report doesn't say how. >>> well, president obama says he hopes to have a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff by christmas. invest fors apparently shared his optimism and stocks closed higher. congress must reach a compromise on the deficit reduction plan by the end of the year. otherwise, tax hikes will autom
enforcing its gay therapy law set to go into effect on january 1. the law bars licensed counselors from working to change the sexual orientation of gay minors. the judge ruled that the rights of the therapist outweigh concerns that the practice poses a danger to young people. however, the temporary block only applies to a handful of therapists who have already sued to overturn the ban. >>> and expect to see nudity on the steps of san francisco city hall again today. the board of supervisors will give final approval to a citywide ban on nudity this afternoon. opponents stripped down inside the hearing last month when the ordinance was initially approved. the new code would keep people from being naked on city streets, plazas, sidewalks and other public spaces without exceptions permitted for parades, fairs or festivals. >>> right now one lane of highway 1 near devil's slide is closed in san mateo county. caltrans is working to stabilize the road after rain over the weekend. the goal is to prevent further erosion before new storms arrive. one-way traffic controls are in effect between lin
prominent a role to islamic shari'a law but fails to protect some basic freedoms. >> despite protests there, if there's a vote on the constitution, will it likely go in president morsi's favor if there's even a vote at all? >> reporter: there's a very good chance that this draft constitution will pass at referendum, in part because many egyptians want stability after two years of political turmoil, and perhaps for that reason, we're seeing some of president morsi's opponents turn to increasingly desperate measures. many judges are on strike. others say they may join the group later today. some are even talking about civil disobedience and trying to physically disrupt that referendum, stop it from taking place. >> thank you so much. >>> back in this country, health experts say the flu season is off to one of its earliest starts in nearly a decade. the number of flu cases have jumped in five southern states and this year's strain tends to make people sicker than other types. it's particularly hard on senior citizens. the good news, more than a third of americans have been vaccinated and this
his academic and health records matters protected by federal privacy laws. the documents were requested by news organizations under a colorado freedom of information law. last month, holmes tried to injure himself by ramming his head into his jail cell wall. he was hospitalized with injuries that were called "not serious." a lot of those e-mails were blacked out so even we don't know what's in them at this point. now, there are two court hearings next week scheduled but this course has been delayed so far because of holmes' erratic behave skwror as to what happens next it's anyone's guess. >> pelley: barry, thank you. in egypt, president mohamed morsi has become a lightning rod for protests since he claimed near absolute power for himself. well, there were more violent demonstrations today over a proposed new constitution for egypt and holly williams is there. >> reporter: rival protesters clashed head on today outside cairo's presidential palace. president mubarak's opponents say -- president morsi's opponents say the knew constitution fails to protect basic rights especially
away from the fred finch youth center last tuesday. federal law prevents staff members from stopping her. however they did follow her until she got in the area of the fruitvale bart station. that's where she disappeared she wasn't seen again for two days when a drive found her aboard a bun in san francisco. >> the bus driver had noticed that she had been beaten and was concerned about her. he could see that she was bruised and distraught and so he called 911. >> the suspect was arrested and could be charged today. >>> a search is on for a man who police say robbed a walgreens in palo alto. a surveillance camera captured images of the suspect here. police say he asked fortunate oxycontin and showed a pharmacist that he had a gun inside his back. the suspect is a white man in his 20s 6 feet tall short hair a white hat with a seattle seahawks logo on it. >>> the former head of contra costa county's narcotics unit will plead guilty this week to charges that he took confiscated drugs and ordered to resell them. norman welsh indicted last year with four other cops and a private investigato
to shrink. phil matier says more people are taking the law into their own hands. phil. >> reporter: you know, this is a nice quiet neighborhood in oakland but just two hours ago will we were setting up to get ready to do this shot here at the fair, police were involved in a high-speed chase that ended with a horrendous accident in mcarthur park t spotted a car carrying gangbangers in it including one on probation for previous firearms conviction. they gave a further suit and gave up because it was unsafe. the car and the gangbangers however continued at a fast rate of speed slamming into someone trying to get home from work in his truck. crimes like this obviously get a lot of media attention and they create a lot of buzz. but there's a whole lower level of crime going on in oakland that's not getting the attention. >> in the last three days we have had three robberies at gunpoint. >> reporter: it's the kind of story you hear a lot of in oakland these days where in the past year over 11, 000 cars, homes or businesses were broken into. that comes to about a break-in every 45 minutes. and in r
general says that she is making sure that they comply with state law. so we're all watching on monday. >> we'll know soon. grace lee, thank you. >>> a federal judge is considering whether to block a california law banning conversion therapy aimed at making a gay minor become straight. a u.s. district judge held an hour long meeting on that issue today in sacramento. she will issue a written ruling next week. the law takes effect january 1. opponents say the ban infringes on a parent's right to provide psychological care for their children. >>> the second inmate released under the state's revised "three strikes" law been a former drug addict convicted of stealing a gardening tool. san diego police say sergio ayala stole a $150 leaf-blower. he was sentenced to 25 years to life because he had two prior burglary convictions. now after 17 years behind bars he has a chance to start over since voters approved prop 36. >> this is a guy who had given up hope as a lot of lifers had a long time ago. if one of these guys reoffends who gets resentenced on a prop 36 these going to be people who are
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premiums because they won't be able to once the new federal healthcare law takes effect. >> if this 25% rate hike was to go into effect after the federal mandate to buy health insurance was in effect there would be congressional hearings overnight. >> reporter: so he says insurers are trying to get their rate hikes in under the radar while they are still unregulated. anthem is proposing a 17.5% rate hike white aetna proposes an increase of 19. kaiser wants to raise rates by 8% and united healthcare by 10. jan's insurer says, the rate adjustment is necessary to cover increasing medical costs but he disagrees. >> we're seeing health insurance rates going up 10 times faster than the rate of medical inflation. >> reporter: now, the rate hike proposals on the insurance commissioner's desk but he can't do much to stop them legally. but legislation on the 2014 ballot could change that. and force insurers to retroactively refund these rate hikes if they are deemed excessive. >> he doesn't have the power because the state senate and the assembly right now as of the law is right now have to give
members saw her go but federal law says they could not stop her. they followed her but lost her near the fruitvale bart station. two days later she was found on a bus in san francisco. >> the bus driver had noticed that she had been beaten and was concerned about her. he could see that she was bruised and distraught. and so he called 911. >> the suspect is 36 years old. he was arrested yesterday. alameda county prosecutors could file charges against him today. >>> police are looking for a man who robbed a walgreens of a narcotic pain reliever in palo alto. a surveillance camera captured images of the suspect. police say he asked for oxycontin and showed a pharmacist a gun inside the bag. the suspect is a white man in his 20s about 6 feet tall with short cropped hair. he was wearing a white hat with a seattle seahawks logo on it. >>> checking other bay area headlines now on this tuesday, the port of oakland and union workers have reached a tentative contract agreement. two weeks ago more than 500 members of the seiu local 1021 went on strike. both sides have been at the bargaining tab
president mohamed morsi's decision to declare his laws above judicial review. more than 100,000 protestors clashed with police yesterday outside the presidential palace in cairo. morsi was taken out by a back gate to assure his safety but is back in the palace today. >>> in syria, battles between government and rebel forces are closer to president assad. there are reports of fighting just outside the capital city of damascus increasing fears the syrian government may start using chemical weapons. meanwhile, u.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon has hinted he would not favor an asylum deal for assad even as a way to end syria's civil war. >>> silicon valley pioneer john mcafee is now in guatemala seeking asylum after spending weeks in hiding. mcafee, who founded the santa clara software security company, is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize. he says he is innocent. mcafee spoke to the "associated press" in a restaurant in guatemala city after sneaking out of nearby belize. >>> 4748 now. new york police say a suspect is in custody and has implicated himself in the death of a man wh
more liberal editions say it is sharia law that fail to protect the rights of minorities and women. >>> the duchess of cambridge is said to be feeling better this morning after treatment for cute morning sickness. prince william's wife is expected to stay in king edwards hospital for several days. >> reporter: good morning charlie. the news today seems to be better. after spending a second day at the hospital with his wife, prince william left her looking a lot more relaxed. kate is, quote, continuing to feel better and it seems that the prince was feeling a little better, too. kate is generally an active woman, a bit of a jock at school as she showed in her last public appearance before the onset of the illness. doctors say there's no reason she shouldn't continue to respond to treatment. while she's been a natural at the meet and greet part of the job, the most important part of her job has always been to provide heirs to the throne. that will get priority now. given the delicate start to her delicate condition, we're bound to see less of her over the next few months. >> i think
member is outside monitoring what happens. >> that is fascinating but that state law on disciplining students really varies wildly and that the federal law restricts, if there is no federal laws, to restrict policies and practices like this. looked like a jail cell. >> that seems a little harsh for kids, you know, that age. sure teachers will find a way to rationalize it. that seems a little overly punitive and strange. but obviously think, if it gets strong enough parental reaction they will change some of those policies. >> you think. seems archaic. >> music to my ears. the next story. still to come on the show, tony soprano, yes. the man, he is back. >> this is music to my ears -- brad pitt. the action packed movie starring brad pitt and james gandolfini, is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc ♪ ♪ ♪ until brad pitt comes along >>> if you like that song, well, brad pitt, of course, is among the heavyweights in a new movie that looks like an action packed crime drama that also raises pretty interesting political questions as well. >> and "sop
" columnist melissa griffin is here with the change they want to make to a long-standing law. first, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. thanks for having me. they are not wasting any time. the day they are getting sworn in, the state senator mark leno is proposing a constitution amendment that would make it easier for localities to put parcel taxes before voters so they can raise money for schools. a parcel tax is a flat rate say $10, $100, whatever it iser, per parcel unrelated to the value of a home. these could be put before the voters. if they get 66% of the vote, they go into law. mark leno's constitutional amendment would reduce that amount to 55%. what he propose is two-thirds of the vote to get on the ballot, once it's on the ballot then voters would have to endorse it. but that's what he is dag the first day on the job. >> but they are not even sworn in. and they are already flexing their muscle. why do they have to do it right away? what's the -- you know -- rush? >> reporter: for all the power of the supermajority, actually the assembly and senate democrats are only going
in law, the president. >> boehner is set to meet with small business owners while the president speaks at a conference of corporate ceos. >>> bob dole made an appearance on capitol hill yesterday in a wheelchair frail but still flexing his political might. he could not convince enough republicans to support a disabled rights treaty. the united nations treaty would ban discrimination against people with disabilities. it fell five votes short of getting the needed two-thirds approval in the senate. >>> the world's oldest woman has died at the age of 116. beth cooper is only one of eight people recognized by the begin he was book of world records to have lived that long. she died peacefully yesterday in an assisted living home near atlanta. the title of world's oldest person now belongs to 115-year- old woman in johnston, iowa. can you imagine what she saw in her lifetime? >> 1896 in you do the math. that's a long time ago. >> amazing life. >>> well, it's 5719. three for three. the giants seek a deal with a key player for the line-up. >> plus, blast from the past. which 49er won a guess s
, number one, court of law, if you want to talk about messages, court of law, that's what we all believe in, the court let roger clemens off and they basically found all that barry bonds did was obstruct justice. now, if we want to teach our kids, listen, this is what the court says, you may not like it. this is what the court of law says. and number one, you also tell them, you know what? these two guys, they weren't the only two people. if we want to talk about the word on the street, many, many, many people were doing this, the guys who were hitting, the guys who were pitching. and even despite that, these two people were the best in their position. >> let me make two points here. one, what about pete rose? >> no, because when he got into baseball, there was a huge sign in the clubhouse says "do not bet. do not bet," and he said you know what? i'm going to bet, okay? there was no sign for -- in fact, they were given the plegig the players amphetamines, charlie! they were giving them to him! they were giving them to them! >> i'm not for it, i'm just trying to get your opinion. [ laughter
of the child won't matter the old law giving preference to male heirs is thrown out the royal window. this child boy or girl is destined to be king or queen. the betting is on a june baby. >> the top of morning sickness kate has is very rare but more common in women carrying twins or triplets. >> well obviously kate can't pop any champagne tonight but i can tell you one giant was. we'll tell you why he was doing it and who it was president the last time the warriors swept the four game series at home. think about it. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. is the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. martinelli's is non-alcoholic, fe
the old law giving preference to male heirs is thrown out the royal window. this child boy or girl is destined to be king or queen. the betting is on a june baby. >> the top of morning sickness kate has is very rare but more common in women carrying twins or triplets. >> well obviously kate can't pop any champagne tonight but i can tell you one giant was. we'll tell you why he was doing it and who it was president the ,, gallon..and.. "swear" . >> do you know how long it's been since the warriors swept a four game home stand. gas was 1 dollar. >> i william jefferson clinton do solemnly swear. >> he was two years old when clinton was elected. he had 25 points. eleven assists. the last play of the first quarter. warriors turned it over. glen davis nails a jump shot. and magic gets momentum. harrison barnes on the rejection. clay thompson hits the shot and the warriors are up by two. but the magic did it to the warriors tonight. j.j . for three. orlando wins 102, 94 and a chance in history is denied. angel will return to the top of the san francisco batting order. he was resigned to a
, and there are some individual who is don't trust government, who don't trust law enforcement, and i don't know how we can ever convince them. >> reporter: the public protection committee is expected to hold a public hearing on the drone issue sometime in january. if the committee approves them it will go back to the board of supervisors for final approval. >>> john mcafee has surfaced in public for the first time in weeks. he is in a hotel in guatemala city after sneaking out of beliz where he is a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor. in his last blog post, he says he has hired guatemala's former attorney general to petition the country's government to allow him to stay. >>> crews spent the day shoring up a huge stretch of highway along highway 1 after the weekend's rain. caltrans hopes this won't be a mr. be in the new future -- problem in the near future. >> devil's slide is the most beautiful drive i've ever been over, and i'm kind of sad the tunnel is opening and is going to take away that scenery. >> if you're a driver, you don't pay attention to the view! >> cars are expected to s
. and i know there are some individuals that don't trust government. who don't trust law enforcement. and i don't know how we can ever convince them. >> the public protection committee is expected to hold a committee on the drone issue in january. if the committee approves it it will go to the board of officials for final approval. >> john mcafee has a new tactic to evade police in balize. he wants asylum in guatemala. the software tycoon surfaced in guatemala today. he fled balize where he's wanted for murder. mcafee says he hired guatemala's former attorney general to petition the country's government to allow him to stay. >>> in oakland city hall hundreds of people are lined up in the city council chambers to way in on a battle that's been brewing for a while now. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers shows us it has to do with people and their pets. >> reporter: in dog years it's a lifetime. 14 years since neighbors have been well, dog fighting over this small stretch of grass along lake merit. >> i call it a pitch fork battle. it's very contentious. >> nowhere are dogs allowed to run of
: the district attorney is investigating shirakawa for repeated violations of state campaign ethics laws and misuse of public funds stemming from his alleged abuse of a county- issued credit card for lavish meals, trips to golf resorts, first class air and hotel upgrades and luxury car rentals. in his first public statements on the allegations last tuesday shirakawa blamed the media. >> i don't want you to be distracted by the political lynching that you read today and continue to read about. >> reporter: but it has been a distraction. >> there's a siren and a blaring in the community right now right or wrong from your perspective. >> reporter: one new area of focus is travel expenses. last april he reportedly billed taxpayers for his upgraded $560 a night hotel stay in washington, d.c. the night after his official itinerary had him flying home and in 2009 he was seemingly in two places at once attending a state conference in sacramento but charging taxpayers $95 for a working staff meeting at a downtown san jose restaurant. >> at the end. day it is like watching a train wreck and it's t
of violating recordkeeping and federal overtime laws. it turns out hundreds of employees were misclassified so they didn't get overtime. others were shortchanged in their paychecks. workers in five states will be getting a portion of the money. >>> 5:10 now. the hint of bipartisanship is starting to fade in washington when it comes to avoiding the "fiscal cliff." some republicans said they are willing to consider some tax increases but they are insisting on larger budget cuts to benefit programs, which democrats oppose. if all sides can't agree on a spending plan before the year's end, automatic tax hikes and across-the-board budget cuts will all kick in. >> we must do everything we can during this short period of time to ensure that middle class families are not hit with $2,200 a year in tax increases. >> i hope cooler heads will prevail as we move through the process. we need to be working together. >> president obama is trying to generate public support for his idea. he will meet with corporate executives at the white house then travel to pennsylvania on friday to push for higher tax rates
laws above judicial review. more than 100,000 protestors clashed with police yesterday outside the presidential palace in cairo. morsi was ushered out through a back gate to ensure his safety but he is back in the palace today. >>> john mcafee is seeking asylum in guatemala after weeks in hiding. he founded the santa clara software security company that bears his name. he is wanted for a murder of a neighbor in belize. he says he is innocent. mcafee spoke to the "associated press" at a restaurant in guatemala city after sneaking out of nearby belize. >>> police say a man is implicated in the death of a new york city subway passenger who was pushed on the tracks. ki-suck han died monday after being hit by a train at the times square station. this is surveillance video showing han in a confrontation before being shoved on the tracks. witnesses say han tried to climb back up to the platform but couldn't before the train struck him. >> just standing in fear and shock. not knowing what's going on. some people ran, others just stood there. didn'
of campaign ethics laws and misuse of funds stemming from adding abuse of a county issued -- from alleged abuse of a county issued credit card includes hotels, car rentals. in his first public statements on the allegations last tuesday, shirakawa blamed the media. >> i don't want you to be distracted by the political lynching that you read today and continue to read about. >> reporter: but it has been a distraction. >> there's a sirens and a blaring in the community right now right or wrong from perspective. >> reporter: one new area of focus are travel expenses. last april shirakawa reportedly billed taxpayers for his upgraded $560 a night hotel stay in washington, d.c. the night after his official itinerary had him flying home. and in 2009 he was seemingly in two places at once, attending a state conference in sacramento and charging taxpayers $95 for a working staff meeting at a downtown san jose restaurant. >> at the end of the day it's like a train wreck and it's time to get off the rails so he doesn't cause more pain. >> reporter: at at last week's board of supervisors meeting georg
to regulate them and they end up in our bodies. >> how a california law is contributing to the problem. >>> a 3,000-mile tribute to a life lost much too young. the message friends want people hear as they run coast to coast. ,, now, you're probably sittinn a pound of toxic chemicals.5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains one of those >>> if you are sitting on/couch you're probably sitting on a pound of toxic chemicals. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains one of those chemicals was banned decades ago. >> so in the '70s, every child in america was wearing pajamas that were like 10% by weight chemical. >> reporter: after she discovered the common flame retardant with a carcinogen actually changed dna public outrage prompted 9 chemical industry to remove it from children's clothing. but the same chemical is in your couch. in order it comply with a 1970s california flammability regulation every couch sold in california contains chemical flame retardants but a joint study released out of uc- berkeley and duke found 94% of couches nationwide also contain the chemicals. >
the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. so now's the time. >>> in southern italy a rare tornado caught on tape at europe's largest steel plant. one person is still missing, two dozen people were injured. a warehouse and lighthouse were damaged. owners planned to close the facility which had been involved in a pollution scam. >>> in bangladesh, a factory is under investigation for a fire that killed 112 workers over the weekend. labor activists say the fire is the deadliest in that country's 35 year history of exporting clothing. as jim axelrod reports the factory made clothing for some of america's top retailers. >> reporter: three men are now in custody. they are suspected of locking workers inside the factory before the fire started. a reporter for the associated press went to the burned out factory. we spoke to him by phone. him by phone. he's in the factory holding a disney sweat shirt. 's in the factory holding a disney sweat shirt. he also identified clothing made for sean combs label. in statements both
believe it. >> there's a lot to being a police officer in addition to upholding the law, sometimes they are called to go to extraordinary lengths. one police officer did just that. but you might describe his effort as a simple act of kindness. >> reporter: nypd officers look as tough as nails. but look at this picture. it was taken on a recent cold night. a police officer giving a homeless man with no shoes a pair of boots. >> i just looked down at this gentleman's feet. you could see the blisters from a distance and it was so cold that i knew i had to do something. >> reporter: an arizona tourist took the snap shot with her cell phone two weeks ago. it shows officer larry deprimo offering a kind gesture to a man who had no shoes. >> i went up to him. where are your shoes. he said it's okay officer i never had a pair of shoes. god bless you. >> reporter: this week the photo which tourist posted on the nypd's facebook page went viral getting viewed more than 1.5 million times. and the boots the officer gave the man were brand new. he had gone into this shoe store to buy them. >> he
. >>> all right. lawrence, my in-laws flew into san francisco for a beautiful weekend and it's raining. >> we are seeing tremendous amounts of rain around the bay area and some places getting near 8" of rain and we may go through that in the santa cruz mountains. the heaviest rainfall is shifting further south. you can see still strong cells moving on through. livermore toward pleasanton where you saw some of the flooding early on. still looking at some strong storms and flash floodwatch in effect. urban and small stream flood advisory in most of the bay area until 2:30 in the afternoon. could still see a rise in many of the creeks and local streams. we are expecting the russian river to crest monday slightly below flood stage a food or two below but if the forecasts are wrong for the rainfall that could easily go above flood stage. we'll have to watch it that closely. outside ominous skies there and the accident it looks like more rain in the afternoon although it will taper off toward showers still breezy. more scattered showers through saturday. storm three night into sunday and mor
, the gender of this child won't matter. the old law giving preference to male heirs is being thrown out the royal window. this child, whether boy or girl, is destined to be king or queen one day. the betting, by the way, is on a june baby. mark phillips, cbs news, london. >> and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. >>> good evening. those soaking storms may have moved on but across the bay area, problems persist. in lafayette it may take months to repair a section of roadway swallowed up by a massive sinkhole. and all over hundreds of homeowners found out the hard way their roofs leak. local roofers say they have been flooded with calls. many are already booked up well into january. >> we have live team coverage of the clean-up and what what's next. we start with linda yee. one of the nastiest problems wasn't on land. >>> it's hard to believe but partially treated sewage is purposely spilled into the bay. part of the reason is aging pipes and infrastructure that caused problems this weekend including those sinkholes you
last year along with four other law enforcement officers and a private investigator. the chronical reports that welch will plead guilty to five federal counts in exchange for prison sentence of no more than 10 years. >>> the port of oakland and union workers have reached a tentative contract agreement. two weeks ago more than 500 members of sciu local 1021 went on strike. both sides had been bargaining at the table for 60 months. details of the agreement will be released from the contract when it is voted on wednesday. >>> the highway patrolman is recovering after flipping his cruiser on 580 during the overnight chase. it happened near the road around 3:30 a.m. and the trooper swerved to avoid a big rig and hit an embankment rolling his patrol car. he wasn't seriously hurt. the suspect he was chasing was caught and arrested. >>> the weekend shooting of a young man brings san jose's murder rate to a 20-year high. police say 17-year-old daniel cappatillo died on friday night. the victim of the suspected gang killing, which marks san jose's 43rd murder of 2012. the last time the city
individuals who don't trust government who don't trust law enforcement. and i don't know how we can ever convince them. >> reporter: the public protection committee is expected to hold a public hearing sometime in january to take up the issue of drones. if the committee approved the drones it would go back to the board of supervisors for final approval. in berkeley, ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >>> as for u.s. drones over the middle east, the navy says it's not missing any. iran claims to have captured an unmanned america aircraft over the persian gulf and showed it off on tv. the u.s. government denies it. >>> a bipartisan group of governors met with the president and congress to make a deal on the "fiscal cliff." they could lose funding if there's not a plan to stop automatic cuts. the dow was down 14 closing below 13,000. the nasdaq was down 5.5 points. the s&p 500 lost 2. >>> it's pay back time for a bay area politician accused of using his procurement card like a personal slush fund. santa clara county board president george shirakawa has been ordered to immediately repay nearly $13,000
person out of 370 million americans who can sign something into law and that's the president. >> 60% of americans are asking the wealthy to pay more. >> reporter: a "the washington post" poll say 53% of americans will blame republicans and 29% would hold the president responsible if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. the two sides appear close to an agreement on little things. it could lead to higher airline ticket prices and no more mail delivery on saturday. >> oh, boy. susan mcginnis in washington this morning. susan, thank you so much. one of the tax breaks due to expire next month is the payroll tax. that's the tax listed on your pay stub as fica. the money you pay into social security and medicare. it was reduced by two percentage points during the recession. jim axelrod has more. >> reporter: the payroll tax cut has given this family an extra $70 a month to spend. john is a maintenance man in jersey city, new jersey. >> are you paying any attention to what's going on in washington right now? >> of course. >> reporter: their $50,000 a year income put them almost exactly in
coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. so now's the time. oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. >> osgood: walking on air is a figure of speech brought to life by a skilled artist and craftsman in holland. elizabeth palmer takes us to see him at work on the beach. >> reporter: this man's world day begins in a shipping container that doubles as a tool shed. outside he gets a firm grip on his, well, passion is one word, obsession is another. and hauls it off toward the sea for some tweaking. his creations are forged in his studio workshop a few miles away, just off the main highway to amsterdam. he cal
that alan's work is illegal under cuban law. the u.s. program was created in 1996 to hasten the fall of the castro regime. roberta jacobson is the highest u.s. official to visit alan gross in jail. >> alan gross was not a spy. >> reporter: she believes cuba is using alan gross as leverage to change u.s. policy. >> if they believe mr. gross is a bargaining chip he's not. he's not in a policy sense. and he's not as a human being. >> reporter: recently the cuban government offered to trade alan gross for five convicted cuban spies. the u.s. refused to release them. in the meantime alan gross's health has suffered. since his arrest he's lost over 100 pounds and his family is under strain. >> i've lost 80% of salary. i'm working full time and then i come home and i have almost another full time job working on bringing alan home. >> reporter: judy is suing the u.s. government and dai for up to $60 million. she claims they did not properly train alan for risks of working in cuba. >> the government sent him there and i'm footing the bill to try to get him home. >> reporter: for now judy hope
-lie law that would have made it a crime to sit on berkeley sidewalks. but i spoke with councilman capitelli who will be sitting between them and said he is not touching this issue. >> yeah. i -- i'm not going to touch it, either. allen, we're good, right? >> as far as i know. >> okay. >> joining the -- >> okay. >> clarify that. [ laughter ] >> all right, grace. thanks so much. >> but you and dennis, you know... >>> the oakland police department's fate now in the hands of a judge. today was the deadline for a resolution between lawyers, police, city leaders. judge henderson will hear arguments, from both sides next month about whether to hand control of the department to federal authorities. lawyers for the police union filed papers against department leadership saying they are ineffective and failed to implement court-mandated reforms. >>> i'm len ramirez in silicon valley. apple has major plans to expand in santa clara but what other bay area city may benefit from that? the story is just ahead. >> the fate of the farm is decided. what's going to happen to this long-time bay area
's the law. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. they turned on the metering lights around 6:00 so you can see what it's doing to the morning commute. it's stacking up in all lanes already backing up to the macarthur maze. winds are picking up, as well. so chp is starting to issue several wind advisories. this is the one separate from the national weather service. chp activated the cms signs in the area of the san mateo bridge. that is the biggest issue before the rain really gets our way, the wind. a live look at 101 in the south bay at trumbull. so far, so good. let's look at the maps and other live traffic cameras. here's a look across the golden gate. no major issues so far come through marin county. as lawrence said the rain is hitting the north bay first so we had an earlier spin now the northbound one approaching cotati that's cleared by the way. mass transit is a great option. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and your ferries are all on time. that's traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> another professional casualty after the appl
in trouble with the law again. what the actress was arrested for this time. >> plus, a zebra chases a pony. the strange sight caught on camera in new york. >> the market opened about 10 minutes ago. let's check the early numbers. so far looking good. coming up, we'll get an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. "madagascar 3" this really a ,,,,,, [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this really is a zebra and y trying to make a break for . the unlikely duo were >>> nope, this is not a rye make of madagascar 3 but the plot is similar. this is really a zebra and pony making a break for it. the unlikely duo was spotted running around staten island. razzie the zebra, casper the pony, by the way they're best buddies, they escaped from a petting zoo owner who left a gate open after feeding them. works for dogs, not for them. they dodged people and cars. they finally captured them. they wanted
's morsi's political allies, neither all of them islamists. the constitution gives islamic sharia law a more specific role in government and doesn't guarantee women's equality. it also empowers the state to defend morals and values. critics like human rights lawyer say that could be used to curtail freedom of expression. >> egyptian society originally there were six or eight women and maybe half of them, out of 100, have resigned. >> president morsi's opponents are planning another big demonstration today on tahrir square in central cairo. mr. morsi is make iing a politi gamble that most people here will vote for a constitution that represents his own more conservative views but in doing so he has infuriated many other egyptians. for "cbs this morning," holly williams, cairo. >>> back here in the united states, many people up and down the west coast are keeping a close eye on a triple threat of storms. northern california is getting drenched this morning. and forecasters say even worse weather is yet to come. carter evans is in soggy sacramento. good morning. >> reporter: good morning
should foot the bill because the city should have towed the car. >> if they go back and look at the law, i think they'll realize that they're the ones that perhaps made the biggest mistake and should really in my opinion let this young woman off the hook for this vast majority of these tickets. >> the woman, as you can imagine, is now suing her boyfriend and the city of chicago. the car was not considered abandoned by the city balls it was moved a number of times, within that same lot. >> come on, chicago. do her right. >>> a month after hurricane sandy, the obama administration is preparing to ask for more money for the recovery. the white house is expected to make the request to congress for billions of dollars in additional aid. congressional aides say the request which could top $11 billion is likely to come in the next couple of days. damage from sandy tops $70 billion in new york and new jersey alone. >>> and damage from downpours and flooding taking its toll across parts of great britain. flood watches and warnings are up for nearly all of wales and england. at least one death, a
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